Category: Misc

‘New Muslim Cool’

By Ginia BellafanteThe New York TimesJune 23, 2009 Islam, Hope and Charity Inspire Dealer Turned Rapper “New Muslim Cool,” a film by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, is not a documentary about Muslim style, Muslim clubs or Muslim power cliques rising out of New York or Los Angeles as an emerging entertainment force. Aesthetically, the film, to […]

The Latino Crescent: Latinos make a place for themselves in Muslim America

By Lyndsey MatthewsThe Brooklyn RailSeptember 5, 2009 Ponce de Leon Federal Bank, Pan Con Todo restaurant, and the Made In Colombia boutique line the sidewalk on Bergenline Avenue, which runs through the center of Union City, New Jersey. Flags from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic hang proudly in storefronts. Miniature Honduran flags dangle […]

In the Name of Allah

By Margaret RamirezCafé MagazineJuly 8, 2009 Inside the Parkway Ballroom on Chicago’s South Side, a small crowd of young Latino Muslims is grooving to hip-hop beats, bonded by background and religious beliefs. Soon hip-hop singer Liza Garza takes the stage, a striking blend of Muslim and Latina. Her head is wrapped in a violet kerchief, […]

Who are Latino Muslims?

By Juan Galvan Islamic Horizons MagazineJuly/August 1429/2008, Pp 26-30. Any discussion of Latino Muslims is tri-dimensional: Latinos, Muslims and Latino Muslims. Who are Latinos? Who are Muslims? Who are Latino Muslims? Disagreements abound about the meaning of each dimension. However, attempts to answer these questions lead to others and, consequently, a better understanding of Latino […]

NSU Lecture Explores Islamic, Hispanic Connection

By Lisa BolivarMiami HeraldOctober 5, 2008 An event that was part of NSU’s Hispanic festival explored the ways Islamic culture has influenced the Latin world. Yusuf Mendez had a message about his heritage he wanted to share and he got the opportunity during a celebration of cultural unity at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. While […]

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